Congratulations, you’ve managed to get your hands on a rare three-quarter antique bed. Collectors and historians from all over the world have found themselves enamored with antique beds for their specialty and unique designs. In a modern context, three-quarter beds can still be used - that is if you have space for it, which is the first of many challenges in utilizing these unique relics from the past. Once you’ve made room for your new antique bed, it’s time to find a solution to the mattress problem.
Most major mattress retailers don’t carry products suited for antique beds, which can make it practically impossible to find a mattress or accompanying accessories, like bed sheets. Many new antique bed owners will find themselves buying an old three-quarter mattress to make use of their one-of-a-kind bed. While buying a used bed may seem thrifty, cost-efficient, and convenient, it’s far from hygienic and practical when there are better options available.
Old Mattresses May Carry Bed Bugs & Other Gross Residue
As much as we think of beds as a safe place to relax and snooze away, they’re quite dirty when you bring out the microscope. One in five Americans have experienced a bed bugs infestation or know someone who has dealt with them. The size of an apple seed, bed bugs can cause major rashes on one’s skin, sparking allergic reactions and considerable discomfort. While it’s possible to inspect a used mattress, it’s more than likely you’ll miss out on several gross factors that have dominated the bed.
Simply put, you don’t know how clean the previous owner was. While that may come off as fearmongering, it’s hard to deny facts that are universal. The average human sheds anywhere between 0.03 and 0.09g of skin every hour, meaning you’ll likely lose 0.24 to 0.72g of skin just tonight if you get the recommended 8 hours of sleep. No deep clean will fully rid any mattress of dead skin cells, or the thought of them. That’s also not to mention the possibilities of sweat, bacteria, and smells that may seep into the mattress. Don’t forget about dust mites, whose presence can spark allergies. A bed isn’t just where you sleep, it’s an integral part of your health, which can boost your waking life. Invest in the next 8 to 10 years of your sleeping life by buying a brand-new three-quarter antique bed.
A New Bed Will Provide More Comfort Than a New One
One of the advantages of purchasing a new bed is that you have complete control of the buying experience. You can test the mattress out rigorously and customize it based on your needs, such as the level of firmness required for a good night’s sleep. When purchasing a used antique bed, you don’t have many options. Beds change over time, which means the used one you purchase won’t be as effective and comfortable as it once was. The average bed will last anywhere between 5 to 10 years and depending on when you buy your used mattress, it could be near the end of its lifespan. Be prepared to replace your used mattress earlier than expected if it doesn’t provide the comfort you expect.
Finding A Custom-Made Mattress for An Antique Bed
It can be practically impossible to find a mattress for a three-quarters bed as those dimensions are mostly out of style. Major manufacturers ignore mattresses for antique beds simply because there isn’t much of a market for them. This forces new antique bed owners to find used mattresses which can be extremely uncomfortable and riddled with bacteria and fluids.
Find a sleeping arrangement that’s truly yours by opting for a custom-made mattress for your antique bed. Antique Bed Mattress Co. features a variety of three-quarter beds that can be endlessly customized. Choose from premium foam or comfortable coils for a modern sleeping experience that doesn’t compromise your antique bed’s uniqueness. Simply select your bed’s desired width, length, and height and we’ll ship over a premium custom-made antique bed mattress that will leave you feeling refreshed and regal after a solid night’s sleep.